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'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' premieres tonight on AETN

'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' premieres tonight on AETN

 

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture,” a new documentary produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will premiere tonight at 9 p.m. on AETN.

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces,” produced by AETN’s Mark Wilcken, focuses on the construction boom while the United States recovered from World War II, a time of optimism and hope for the future. Mid-century architects captured these feelings in their bold new designs, many of which reflected the International style that had been developing in Europe since before World War I. This new architecture used modern materials such as reinforced concrete, glass and steel and was defined by clean lines, simple shapes and unornamented facades.

“‘Clean Lines, Open Spaces’ is unique and challenging,” AETN Executive Producer Carole Adornetto said.

AETN, KUAR host Community Cinema, free screening of ‘We Still Live Here'

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 invite the public to a free screening of “We Still Live Here” as part of Community Cinema Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Thompson Library in Little Rock.

“We Still Live Here” tells the remarkable story of the recent cultural and linguistic revival of the Wampanoag tribe of southeastern Massachusetts. Spurred on by their celebrated linguist Jessie Little Doe Baird, the Wampanoag of Cape Code and Martha’s Vineyard are reviving their language more than a century after the last native speaker died. Through the help of a linguistic research fellowship at MIT and the Wampanoag community, Baird achieved something that had never been done before – bringing an American Indian language back to life after many generations without native speakers.

Kevin Kerby + Battery performance to air Nov. 11 as part of AETN Arts Fridays

Kevin Kerby + Battery performance to air Nov. 11 as part of AETN Arts Fridays

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Kevin Kerby + Battery” will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Friday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Kevin Kerby + Battery features entertaining, energetic rock ‘n’ roll and the honest songwriting style of lead singer, Kevin Kerby. The band often helps bridge the gap between themselves and the audience with their witty banter and humble demeanor.

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Educators, will host Portfolio Day 2011 Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the network headquarters, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, Conway. The event is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in an art-related degree program.

Representatives of colleges and universities throughout the region will be on hand to review students’ portfolios and discuss programs and scholarship opportunities.

‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Still on the Hill” will premiere Friday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Hailing from the Ozarks, Still on the Hill features a unique brand of Arkansan “folkgrass.” The accomplished multi-instrumental and 2010 Governor’s Arts Award-winning duo of Kelly Mullhollan and Donna Stjerna has produced seven albums since 2001. The group’s repertoire is primarily their own original compositions interspersed with new arrangements of traditional songs.

Still on the Hill performs songs from their newest CD, “Ozark: A Celebration in Song.” The project was born out of their travels in the Ozarks and from collecting song ideas from their audiences during their performances.

AETN Foundation offers tickets to Celtic Thunder; group members to make in-studio appearance

AETN Foundation offers tickets to Celtic Thunder; group members to make in-studio appearance

 

Tickets to the performance of “Celtic Thunder” Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock are now available exclusively through the Arkansas Educational Television Network Foundation.

“Celtic Thunder” is a group featuring six male vocalists: Neil Byrne, 32, of Ireland; Emmet Cahill, 20, of Mullingar, County Westmeath in Ireland; George Donaldson, 42, of Glasgow, Scotland; Keith Harkin, 25 of Derry, Northern Ireland; Ryan Kelly, 33, of Moy in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; and the newest member, Daniel Furlong, 13, of Taghmon in County Wexford on the Southeast coast of Ireland.

Tickets are also available for a special performance by Harkin, with special guests Rebecca Harkin and Cahill, in the AETN studios Monday, Nov.

New sewing technique classes starting soon

New sewing technique classes starting soon

Jamileh Kamran School of Fashion Design has recently made some new developements in their curriculum.  In an effort to utilize the time needed with new students, some basic sewing skills are required before entering the full program.  Once again in an effort to give back to her community and remain inclusive with those who seek higher learning in design, Kamran is now offering a Basic Sewing and Design Course.

For students that have little-to-no experience in sewing, the school will provide a four-week, four-hour per session course (total of 16 hours of instruction) designed to teach students all of the sewing techniques that will be used in the Jamileh Kamran School of Fashion Design.